Intel motherboard, harddrive formats

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by capone2, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. capone2 macrumors regular

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    When Mac goes Intel will the hard-drives have the same format has PC's ?

    Fat ? volume ? whatever its called?
     
  2. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it, they will probably still use the OS X extended format, but you can do that format on any type of HD, IE: ATA, SCSI, SATA, etc
     
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    pretty much gauranteed no. The intel architecture has absolutley nothing to do with the file system being used. Many different OS's that run on x86 use different file systems. Apple would have to do a substantial rewrite to do that, and there would be no benefit. Hard drive format (file system) has to do with the OS and nothing else.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. It'll still be HFS+

    Windows uses NTFS. The old style is FAT32. FAT16 is even older.. anything beyond that is worthless.
     
  5. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Mac made DOS Format

    When I tell my Mac to format a hard drive into a DOS format, which format is it? Fat32? It just says "MS-DOS file system"...
     
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  7. capone2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh okay ? i didn't know that? So, the harddrive will be the same, cool.
     
  8. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    Mac's and Windows machines (or linux, unix, bsd, BeOS, etc) all use the exact same hard drives right now. They are just formatted different for the file system each OS uses. nothing changes on that front when the move to intel happens.
     

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